7. Wide-Brimmed Hat
The wide-brimmed hat is hailed as one of the top performers among sun-protective hats. For every inch of hat brim you regularly wear, you’re reducing your risk of cancer by 10 percent. So a hat with a four-inch brim, worn regularly, could slash your skin cancer risk by 40 percent, according to skin cancer experts. That said, you have to consider a few things. Dr. Davis says a hat should have a brim of at least three inches. Better yet, seek a wide-brimmed hat made of SPF 30+ material, like those from companies like Tilley, Coolibar, and Sun Precautions, Dr. Davis adds.